The Dana Middle elective program allows students to expand their talents and explore new interests! Follow the links to the left to explore the variety of electives available at Dana. View the FAQ below.
Q: Why didn't my student receive their top elective choice?
A: Our goal is to provide every student with one of their top three elective choices. Unfortunately we cannot make this happen 100% of the time. There are a variety of reasons why:
- Class size - Your child may have selected a popular elective with a limited number of seats.
- Schedule conflict - Your child may need to be placed in certain type of math/language arts class because of test scores or GATE status. If the elective is only offered one period in the day and this conflicts with the appropriate math/language arts class, we will give priority to the core class.
- Course prerequisites - some elective courses require a prerequisite. For example, all students in Advanced Band must take Beginning Band first.
A: The Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) Department includes music, theatre and visual arts. Visit the SDUSD VAPA Department website for more information.